Archive | September, 2013

Mobilizing

GOLD BEACH, OREGON – Something important is about to happen in Curry County, nearly 2,000 square miles of forests and farms in the southwest corner of Oregon, bordered by California to the south, the Pacific Ocean to the west.

Some 3,876 Curry County families live in mobile homes. That’s a big chunk of its housing stock – about one in every four homes…

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Mobilizing. US Department of Housing and Urban Development. September 19, 2013.

Oregon ag board to discuss juniper control, water quality

State ag board will hear an update on state water policy and juniper control.

The Oregon Board of Agriculture will hear about juniper utilization projects, learn about water quality improvements and review agriculture department budget and legislative reports when it meets Sept. 17-19 in Prineville.

The need to control or find a commercial use for western juniper, which covers hillsides in much of eastern and central Oregon and competes with rangeland grasses for water, has been under discussion for more than 20 years.

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Oregon ag board to discuss juniper control, water quality. Capital Press. September 10, 2013.

Poverty to Prosperity selected for statewide pilot program

The Poverty to Prosperity campaign, including Malheur, Harney and Baker counties, has been selected as one of 11 pilot programs in the Oregon Education Investment Board’s Regional Achievement Collaborative.

Each region will receive facilitation support through the Oregon Solutions Network and funding ranging up to $40,000…

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Poverty to Prosperity selected for statewide pilot program. The Argus Observer. September 1, 2013 .

Clackamas County teaming up with state to retain, expand agriculture jobs

A new program aims to help Clackamas County’s agricultural industry by connecting businesses, nonprofits and government agencies that work with food producers, processors and distributors.

The ONEStop program is part of Oregon Solutions, a statewide program that takes on big local projects that are contentious or involve many players and helps figure out solutions or a compromise. The county’s Agriculture and Forest Economic Development program and Oregon Solutions will split the project’s $45,000 cost…

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Clackamas County teaming up with state to retain, expand agriculture jobs. OregonLive. July 6, 2013.